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temperatures subfreezing about five straight nights. rain next thursday. >> we'll have the latest at 6:00. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> quijano: breaking news, a gunman opens fire near a planned parenthood clinic in colorado. police and civilians have been injured. also tonight, severe storms turn deadly. there's flooding in texas, snow and ice in the plains. the man charged with jumping the white house fence left a suicide note. and steve hartman's "on the road," where the twins reunite with their hero. >> we don't know if we changed his lives, but he obviously changed ours. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> quijano: good evening. scott is off tonight. i'm elaine quijano, and this is our western edition.
we begin in colorado where an hours-long standoff at a planned parenthood clinic in colorado springs ended this evening when the suspect surrendered. at least eleven people have been take ton thopts. five of the injured are police officers. the gunman stormed the clinic, began shooting, then exchanged fire with police. barry peterson in colorado springs. barry. >> elaine, they call this an active shooting and, in this case, the shooting went on, apparently, until the last minute when the man walked out and people here could breathe a sigh of relief it was finally over. (siren) the 911 call came in to police just before noon in colorado springs. >> multiple shots fired coming from a building. >> reporte >> reporter: as the gunman approached the planned parenthood clinic, sources tell us he immediatel eral officers, including re swat team members. it was the b a long afternoon as police searched for the shooter. the surrounding buildings were placed on lockdown ople
at a nearby shopping center were told to shelter in place. police spent hours clearing people from the area. lieutenant catherine buckley of the colorado springs police department. >> we do have officers that are actively engaged with the individual inside the building at this point. they have been taking some gunfire. >> reporter: police received 911 calls from people inside the planned parenthood building, hiding in bathrooms and closet, as they could hear the gunman walking by. joan motolina was talking by phone to his sister inside the building. he could hear the gunfire. >> she said there was-- there was some guy shooting.
i was talking to my sister over the phone and i heard somebody was shooting. >> reporter: police shut off surrounded streets for miles. for hours, police remained in the building exchanging gunfire while police, once trapped, escaped one by one. finally, police surrounded the suspect and forced his surrender. >> we got our officers inside the building at planned parenthood and the officers shouted to the suspect and made communication with them and, at that point, they were able to get him to surrender. >> reporter: colorado springs police say it will take them a long time to process what they call a large crime scene, but now that the man has surrendered, the question goes from not what he did but why. elaine? >> barry petersen, colorado springs, thank you. jeff pegues is in our washington news room. what have you learned? >> increasingly, investigators tell me all signs are pointing to the fact that this is a
gunman who specifically targeted that building but, again, it's still early in this investigation. the f.b.i. and a.t.f. are helping out, but this is largely a local investigation from this point on. elaine? >> jeff, while we don't yet know a motive in colorado, we understand the f.b.i. issued a warning about possible attacks on clinics. >> reporter: that's right, for several months now law enforcement has been concerned about people targeting reproductive healthcare facilities, specifically planned parenthood locations across the country. as we first reported in september, an f.b.i. intelligence bulletin went out to law enforcement agencies nationwide with that warning. it came as congress was debating planned parenthood funding and on the heels of a release of series of videos by the centers for medical process that showed planned parenthood doctors discussing harvesting of fetal tissues from abortions. the intelligence bulletin noted known offenders use
at that time, there had already been nine criminal or suspicious incidents in seven states, and the district of columbia. in one incident in august, someone poured gasoline on a planned parenthood security guard's car and set that vehicle on fire. that was in new orleans in august. there was another incident according to the f.b.i. in july in aurora in which someone poured gasoline on the entrance of a planned parenthood facility there, causing a fire. but, elaine, if the gunman's motive was some sort of attack on planned parenthood, this is a tactical escalation which is unprecedented. >> quijano: all right, jeff pegues in washington for us. jeff, thank you. late today, the new york city police department sent critical response vehicles to planned parenthood clinics throughout the city as a precaution after the colorado springs attack. another big story for much to have the nation is severe weather.
a band of storms stretching from the southwest to the northeast is dumping snow, ice, and rain. floods killed at least four people in texas where we find manuel bojorquez. >> reporter: more than six inches of rain flooded parts of the dallas-fort worth area, prompting rescues. firefighters in the suburb of garland responded to calls from people stranded in cars, like this one. battalion chief george winton: >> this person actually called 911 while he was in the vehicle saying that the car was filling up with water, and then we lost contact with him after that. >> reporter: the line went-- >> the line went dead. >> reporter: that caller was one of at least four people who drowned in texas. near fort worth, even a deputy had to be rescued after she tried unsuccessfully to save an elderly woman trapped in a car. the same system dumped snow across much of the nation's midsection, from colorado to iowa. in parts of kansas, a mix of ice and snow made driving treacherous.
conditions could worsen in parts of the southern plains, including the texas panhandle, where up to an inch of ice could accumulate on the roads this weekend. rain is in the forecast through sunday here in the dallas-fort worth area. this has already been the wettest year on record in texas, so any additional rain will likely cause more street flooding like this. elaine? >> quijano: manuel bojorquez reporting tonight. manuel, thank you. in chicago today, as many as 2,000 demonstrators gathered downtown, urging people not to shop to protest the fatal shooting of an african american teenager by a white officer. michelle miller is following this. >> shut it down! >> find the door! >> reporter: protesters braved rain and near-freezing temperatures to block storefronts along chicago's famed magnificent mile shopping district. >> we do this for laquan! >> reporter: they hope to quash holiday spending, outraged by what they say was the city's
corrupt handling of the investigation into the shooting death of 17-year-old laquan mcdonald by a white police officer. reverend jesse jackson helped lead today's march. >> we're using our votes, our marching feet, and building coalitions. black lives matter here. >> this store is closed! >> reporter: some shoppers expressed support, despite the disruption. >> i think it's those people's right to protest, and i support their, you know, their freedom to do that. >> 16 shots! >> 14 months! >> reporter: demonstrators want authorities to explain why it took 13 months to release dash- cam video of the incident. mcdonald was shot a total of 16 times in less than 15 seconds. officer jason van dyke had been on paid administrative duty until tuesday when he was charged with first degree murder. the vice president with the retail group for the magnificent mile acknowledged there was revenue loss from today's protest. he said retailers intend to make up for it throughout the holiday season.
>> quijano: michelle miller reporting. michelle, thank you. the 22-year-old connecticut man who jumped the white house fence as the first family celebrated thanksgiving was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation today. joseph caputo is charged with illegal entry. craig boswell has more. >> reporter: in court today, joseph caputo did not enter a plea. he merely turned to his mother and mouthed the words, "i love you." yesterday, draped in an american flag, the 22-year-old scaled the north fence of the white house complex before raising his arms to surrender to the secret service. the president and the first family were home at the time celebrating thanksgiving. the breach led to a three-hour lockdown at the white house. caputo carried a binder in his teeth. he dropped an envelope on the north lawn which was later determined to be harmless after law enforcement swept the area. court documents say the stamford, connecticut, resident left a suicide note with friends that read in part, "death is a natural part of life."
in 2011, a news website profiled caputo when he was a member of his high school's diving team. it reported caputo had asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. "i don't feel asperger's should be an excuse," he told the web site. earlier this year, the secret service added spikes atop the white house fence intended to deter would-be fence jumpers. elaine, the service is working on a permanent security solution for the fence, but has not yet presented a plan. >> quijano: craig boswell at the white house for us tonight. craig, thank you. in europe, two more men are in custody tonight, one in belgium, one in germany, on suspicion of being involved in terrorist activities. it is not clear if either man is suspected of playing a role in the paris attacks. today, france paid homage to those killed two weeks ago. debora patta has that. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: this magnificent 17th century military hospital
has seen many a french war hero being honored. but today, those being remembered represented a very different frontline. they were daughters and sons. parents and friends. all victims of the mass killings by isis in paris two weeks ago. it took 10 minutes to read their names one by one, 130 in all. then, a moment of silence. french president francois hollande spoke of a nation in mourning, but one that would remain focused on its war with isis. "i promise you solemnly," he said, "that france will do everything to destroy the army of fanatics who carried out these crimes."
in neighboring belgium, the country is emerging from a four- day lockdown. the annual christmas market, a major tourist attraction in brussels, opened today but it did not draw the usual crowds. despite the flurry of a race today, elaine, europe's most wanted men saleh abdeslam, the key suspect in the paris attacks, and the man who was photographed with him, mohammed abrini, continue to evade police. >> quijano: debora patta reporting from brussels for us tonight. debora, thank you. to politics now. republican presidential candidate ben carson flew to jordan today to visit camps housing syrian refugees. carson has criticized president obama's plan to admit 10,000 syrians in the next year. g.o.p. front-runner donald trump, meanwhile, is under fire after appearing to mock a reporter's disability. here's nancy cordes. >> reporter: trump insists he didn't know that "new york times" reporter serge kovaleski
suffers from a physical disability that limits the movement of his arms. but it sounded like trump knew him when he said this in myrtle beach tuesday night: >> written by a nice reporter. now, the poor guy, you gotta see this guy-- "i don't know what i said! i don't remember." >> reporter: the "times" said it was: trump replied: but kovaleski told the "times": back when kovaleski covered trump for the "new york daily news." trump had used one of kovaleski's articles from 2001 to try to bolster his debunked claim that he saw thousands of muslims cheering on 9/11. >> "law enforcement authorities detained and questioned a number of people who were allegedly
seen celebrating the attack." >> reporter: but kovaleski said this week those allegations were never proven, and that he doesn't recall anyone saying there were thousands or even hundreds of people celebrating. that's what set trump off. >> he's going, "i don't remember. maybe that's what i said." this is 14 years ago. he still-- they didn't do a retraction. >> reporter: trump isn't apologizing. in fact, elaine, he said kovaleski should "stop using his disability to grandstand." >> quijano: nancy cordes reporting for us. nancy, thank you. "the force" is with shoppers this holiday season. "star wars" is setting new records at the malls when the cbs evening news continues. time, i just don't eat the way i should. so i drink boost to get the nutrition that i'm missing. boost complete nutritional drink has 26 essential vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin d to support strong bones and 10 grams of protein to help maintain muscle.
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giving thanks comes the taking. best buy handed out tickets to avoid any pushing and shoving as televisions and tablets went fast. the nonstop ad campaign for the new "star wars" trilogy is bleeding into black friday. since its inception, the franchise has made billions in merchandising fees. it's now expected to have the force to break more records. overall, holiday sales are forecast to reach an all-time high of $630 billion. $93 billion of that will be spent online, up 13% from 2014. but black friday, known as the official start to the holiday shopping season, may have passed its prime. this, according to retail analyst chris christopher. >> it's still one of the most important days. retailers can't dismiss it. they still have to, you know, nve a black friday strategy. however, it's just not as intense as it used to be. >> reporter: c.e.o. jerry storch of hudson's bay company, which
owns saks fifth avenue and lord & taylor, says black friday still remains the premiere shopping day of the year. >> and so you'll see these sales tl throughout november that are called "black friday sales," but they're not really black friday. the sales are not as deep and the customer's not ready to go shopping. those are all the pre-season. this is the first game of the season. this is the start of the holiday period. >> reporter: some retailers admit, elaine, that because of a warm fall, they have an excess of winter apparel that they're hoping to sell very soon. >> quijano: jericka duncan reporting for us. jericka, thanks. coming up, "on the road" with steve hartman. rtman. up, "on the road"" with steve hartman. ber of miles, making it really hard to book the flight you want.
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it's surprising the way it worked out. >> reporter: since we first told this story in april, mr. harding and the boys have stayed in touch, and last month got together again at the "yorktown." >> long time no see! >> reporter: this time for an entire weekend. >> so is this where we're sleeping? >> yeah. >> reporter: the boys got to spend the night on the ship. >> oh, man! >> reporter: and even better, they got to attend a reunion full of sailors who served on the "yorktown," sailors who gave jack and carter certificates, naming them honorary members of the "yorktown" crew. >> this is going in my room! ( applause ) >> i don't even know what to say. this was just awesome! i mean, an official member of the "yorktown." it's been my dream! >> reporter: whoever said history is irrelevant obviously never fell in love with it. >> we don't know about how we've changed his life, but we know that he obviously changed ours. >> reporter: steve hartman, "on the road" in charleston, south
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. a congressional investigation will exonerate your office? >> we have been trying to talk to congressman mike honda about his ethics probe for months. tonight, he finally got the chance. >> and baseball bats with spikes? scattered all over san francisco, tonight the question, who put them there and why? >> and a tale of two fridays across the bay area today as shoppers flock to the stores others joining a growing movement to opt outside. good evening, i'm betty yu. >> i'm brian hackney. for months, congressman mike honda's spokesman has been doing all the talking about the ethics investigation but today the congressman had a public event in san jose. and so kpix 5's devin fehely
went there to ask the congressman to speak for himself. >> you should be able to bring home a check that allows you to feed your children. >> reporter: we caught up with mike honda in a rally of walmart workers seeking a living wage. he is facing a congressional ethics probe and is locked in a tight race for re-election. >> the other one didn't have a judgment. they left information out for the press to take and use and allowed the public to judge. one should not be judged in the media. >> reporter: in fact, the office of congressional ethics found that there's, quote, substantial reason to believe congressman honda misused officials resources including staff time to benefit his campaign. congressman honda dismissed those findings pointing instead to the ongoing investigation by the house ethics committee. do you think they will exonerate you? >> the congressional